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Getting Enough Sleep to Help Your Immunity

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Many people experience insomnia that can contribute to inflammatory diseases including depression, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Chronic sleep deprivation has negative effects on the immune system and may lead to increased infections. Melatonin, the hormone known to promote sleep can increase immunity and help those with chronic insomnia or jet lag. In addition, melatonin and magnesium found in SleepHealth may help decrease inflammation along with Olivamine®. Melatonin and Olivamine® also have antioxidant activities and may reduce oxidative stress that can result from persistent inflammation associated with chronic sleep deprivation. Insomnia and chronic sleep deprivation are fairly common Sleep deprivation results...

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Resetting the Circadian Rhythm

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Sleep disruptions have a negative impact on health but using safe and natural nutritional support including melatonin and magnesium can help reset the sleep clock and minimize restless nights and daytime drowsiness. Maintaining regular sleep patterns is essential for optimum health and feelings of wellness. Disrupted sleep cycles can have negative impacts on your health Sleep cycles can be disrupted by things like daylight savings, changing time zones, shift work, and more Melatonin is produced naturally by your body to regulate your sleep and wake cycles Supplementing with melatonin can help reset or maintain a desired sleep schedule to minimize...

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Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion: 7 Nutrients Commonly Depleted by Medications

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Drug-induced nutrient depletion occurs when prescription medications deplete, block absorption, increase excretion, or increase utilization of nutrients resulting in nutrient deficiency. Most medications have potential to deplete nutrients contributing to side effects, poor tolerability, & sometimes discontinuation. Many medications can cause nutrient deficiencies Nutrient deficiencies can be mistaken for symptoms of disease Drug-induced nutrient depletion and deficieny can be addressed with dietary modifications and the use of safe, quality supplements Some common drug-induced nutrient depletions are discussed Medications can disrupt the balance of intestinal bacteria that can impact your overall nutritional status and health Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletion Prescription medications are...

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The Amazing Properties of Melatonin and How it Helps with Sleep

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Melatonin has many amazing properties, including regulating the circadian rhythm that is important for normal sleep patterns. Disruption of circadian control can result in many health problems, including metabolic dysfunction and cognitive impairment. Melatonin is produced naturally at night, but is inhibited by light, certain medical conditions, and aging. Many Americans report having insomnia that can result in daytime sleepiness and an increased risk of inflammatory diseases, as well as traffic accidents and hospitalization. Pinnaclife® SleepHealth with Olivamine® includes melatonin and magnesium to help regulate the circadian rhythm for natural sleep, as well as decrease inflammation associated with oxidative stress...

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Sound Sleep for a Sound Mind

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Inadequate sleep is linked to long-term health risks including dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Common pharmaceutical sleep aids tend to increase a person's risk while more natural nutritional approaches including melatonin and magnesium appear to decrease cognitive risk while promoting better more restful sleep. Lack of sleep has long term health consequences Inadequate sleep is linked to dementia and Alzheimer's Using most pharmaceutical sleep aids increases your risk of Alzheimer's There are safe ways of promoting sleep that do not increase your risk Tell Me More! I'm sure we are all aware that we can feel pretty miserable after a night...

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Protecting Mitochondria for a Better Night’s Sleep

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Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of cells because they play a critical role in metabolism by producing energy. Most cells have a circadian clock that oscillates every 24 hours, and this rhythm influences sleep/wake cycles. Evidence indicates that metabolic and circadian processes are interconnected, and that greater metabolic activity and/or magnesium depletion can lead to oxidative stress that can damage cells and mitochondria, as well as result in disease. Lack of sleep due to magnesium depletion or other factors can also result in serious health problems including cardiovascular disease. Melatonin found in SleepHealth protects the circadian rhythm and mitochondria,...

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Prescription and OTC Sleep Aids Increase Risk of Dementia

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Most over-the-counter & prescription sleep aids shouldn't be used for over 2 weeks or in people 65+ due to side effects, falls, confusion, & even dementia. Safer alternatives including melatonin and magnesium can be used to support natural healthy sleep cycles without the same short and long term risks and side effects. Insufficient sleep has become a public health epidemic Pharmaceutical sleep aids have many risks and can be dangerous Natural ingredients including melatonin, magnesium and curcumin promote restful sleep and are a safer alternative to sleep aids Practicing good “sleep hygiene” will improve your sleep Olivamine® SleepHealth uses only...

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Vitamin D Deficiency: Are You "Paying" Enough to get out of Vitamin D Debt?

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Daily recommended intake of Vitamin D is based on miscalculations in the original research, contributing to an increase in deficiency and related health issues. Corrections to the calculations indicate the RDA of Vitamin D should be increased to avoid health consequences of inadequate daily intake and deficiency. Vitamin D deficiency is increasingly common New Vitamin D research shows that the recommended daily value was miscalculated Corrected calculations suggest 100% daily value for Vitamin D should be 10x higher Vitamin D blood levels above 30 ng/mL are sufficient for osteoporosis but other benefits for immune health, cancer, heart disease and more...

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Magnesium and Your Health

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Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for overall health, but deficiency is common and contributes to multiple disease processes. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency include headaches, high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, muscle cramps, mood disorders, insomnia, and more. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals in the body Deficiency is increasingly common for several reasons Deficiency contributes to the cause, symptoms, and/or severity of many health conditions Most people could likely benefit from getting more magnesium in their diet Magnesium should be included with all calcium supplements Tell me More about Magnesium! Magnesium is one of the most...

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